Consignment Drop-In Hours
Please call ahead if you wish to bring in items at other times!
1302 Castro St @ the corner of 24th in San Francisco's Noe Valley
You'll find metered street parking, as well as free parking in the Walgreen's lot across the street (you don't have to be a customer.) Additionally, the 24 and 48 buses stop right out front- (Yes, browsing shoppers have been known to fly out the door upon the bus's arrival.) You can also take J Church streetcar to Church @ 24th, just a short walk away.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Monday, April 22, 2013
Since 1989, Mary's Exchange has offered the best of women's fashion- whether you're searching for the perfect vintage party dress, cozy cashmere sweaters, a Victorian locket, a tough pair of leather motorcycle boots, or a luxe designer bag. Located in San Francisco's Noe Valley, Mary's Exchange has always been a locally owned business with a "green" ethic before it was trendy- to recycle the best of women's fashion!
Saturday, April 20, 2013
Please bring in your clothes! We are always looking for current styles (think purchased in the past three years or newer) in excellent condition. Vintage clothing may also be brought in. Please limit to 20 items. We look for seasonal pieces, so right now, it's all about lightweight sweaters, cute tops, ankle boots, spring jackets and in-style sandals.
Since we are buying for spring, we will pass on coats, heavy sweaters, and other wintery items.
We're always looking for cute, casual, everyday dresses, and of course, your favorite designers. Have jewelry or purses? Bring them in! Do you have something fabulous hanging in your closet that you've never worn? Bring it in and turn it into cash!
Please drop in with your clean, wrinkle-free pieces from 12:15-3:30 Sun-Fri. Can't make it in during those times? Simply call at 415-282-6955 and let us know you'll be stopping by. (In a small store like this, it's never a bad idea to call ahead!)
HOW DOES CONSIGNMENT WORK?
We will look through your pieces, and the items we select will be on the sales floor for 60 days. You will receive a sheet with descriptions of the items as well as a due date and donate date. Items not picked up will be donated. As a consignor, it is your responsibility to check back with us- will not notify you if an item sells, or when your due date has arrived. However, you can pick up the cash or check for an item as soon as it sells!
If the items don't sell, you have the choice to pick them up or have them donated. As a consignor, you'll receive 50% of the selling price.
Mary's Exchange offers a higher percentage of the selling price, and you will get more money overall than a buy-sell store. Since the item can be returned if it does not sell, it is low risk. We value your input on what to price items you paid a lot for (though Mary's Exchange will ultimately set price), and always try to reach a balance to make both the consignor and the shopper happy!
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Mary's Exchange looks for current, modern styles, no older than three years, in season, and in excellent condition.
Some of the brands that people love include: Diane Von Furstenburg (especially the classic wrap styles!), Marc Jacobs, J. Brand, Acne, Keen, Frye and John Fluevog shoes, TSE cashmere, Lilith, Tory Burch, Vince, Splendid, Coach, Eileen Fisher, J. Crew, Anthropologie brands. Of course, we love designer: Gucci, Alexander McQueen, Chanel, Pucci, Mulberry, Kate Spade, Marni, Yohji Yamamoto, Issey Miyake, Comme des Garcons, Missoni, etc.
Styles people love: Dark wash skinny jeans, comfortable and casual everyday dresses, cashmere sweaters, flat leather boots, classic cardigans, leather handbags, sterling jewelry.
Generally what doesn't sell: Businesswear, suits, satin and formalwear, super-casual and sportswear, and brands that don't have a high resale value, older/outdated styles, trouser pants.